The 7th Asia for Asia: Rock the Generation

Bangkok, 17 October 2014 – The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) in collaboration with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) hosted the 7th Asia for Asia Summit on 30 September 2014 in conjunction with the annual IT&CMA CTW 2014, MICE industry trade show in Bangkok, at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

The summit was led by panel of business events leaders, including Ms. Jane Vong Holmes, Senior Associate Asia, GainingEdge, Mr. El Kwang, Managing Director, micenet ASIA and Mr. Arrut Navaraj, Managing Director, Sampran Riverside Resort, received active participation from delegates who voted in agreement on all five key trends identified as crucial to success in the business events arena, ranging from ever-increasing demands on business results and sustainability to transformational technology and strategic partnerships.
In Photo :

1. 2nd from left: Mr. Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and President of Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB)

2. 4th from left: Mr. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, President of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

3. 1st from right: Mr. Sumate Sudasna, President of the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association

4. 2nd from right Mr. Patrapee Chinachoti, President of the Thai Exhibition Association


The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) was formed in 1983 to create regional cooperation in developing Asia’s convention potential and to promote the region as an ideal convention destination. The founding CVB members included Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. China and Macau joined in later years. In 2008, after a review of the organisation’s mission and strategic goals, the AACVB has entered an ambitious new era with the vision to be globally recognised for establishing Asia as a high quality region of choice in the international MICE marketplace. AACVB's mission is to raise the platform, level of sophistication and capabilities of the MICE industry in Asia, to increase Asia's competitiveness and to drive business to its member destinations.

About TCEB

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB takes the lead on behalf of the Thai government in the development and success of Thailand’s MICE sector. Established in 2004, TCEB works to drive growth, elevate quality standards and inspire creativity in the industry. TCEB offers a range of advisory services and attractive support packages to contribute to the success and productivity of business events held in Thailand. This includes global outreach to build collaboration across a global network of MICE players. TCEB strives to create new business opportunities and lay the foundations for long-term, sustainable industry growth.

For more information, please contact

Corporate Communications Division, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization)

Ms Arisara Thanuplang    Tel: +66 2 694 6095    Email:

Mr Pishnu Plaikaew          Tel: +66 2 694 6000    Email:

Ms Kanokwan Kadeedang    Tel: +66 2 694 6006    Email:

Ms Kwanchanok Otton    Tel: +66 2 694 6096    Email: